Damien Davis, 35 (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — A man has been charged for a deadly hit-and-run that killed a 1-year-old girl in the Near West Side.

Damien Davis was charged with felony reckless homicide, driving on a revoked license, speeding and was issued three citations after he was identified as the driver in a hit-and-run on May 27.

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Police said around 1:30 a.m. that day, a black Chrylser rear ended a black Toyota vehicle on the 300 block of South Western Avenue. The Toyota had two women, ages 23 an 18, and the 1-year-old girl inside.

The driver of the Chrysler, who police say was Davis, kept driving — hitting multiple other cars before he got out and fled on foot.


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Jamyah was taken to Stroger Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The two women refused medical treatment.

Davis is due in bond court Thursday.


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